Calendar

Jan
26
Fri
The Writing Circle – January 26, 2018
Jan 26 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

The Writing Circle offers dedicated, on-going writing opportunities for the purpose of making progress on a writing project, preferably but not limited to being focused on teaching and learning in higher education. It is structured to enable writing and reflection about your writing and offers the opportunity for feedback among peers. It takes place one Friday per month, alternating between morning and afternoon.

Friday, January 26, 2018 from 9:30am-1:30pm in Room DB 1014

To view dates and register for the January session, please follow link:  REGISTRATION

Feb
12
Mon
Journal Club – February 2018
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Teaching Commons is hosting its January Journal Club conversation on Monday, February 12 at 2pm. Join us at the Teaching Commons for an informal discussion of Building the Teaching Commons. Journal Club participants are asked to read the chosen article in advance and come prepared to discuss their ideas, reactions, and questions with fellow colleagues interested in exploring innovation in teaching and learning.

REGISTER to attend the February Journal Club meeting

Feb
23
Fri
eLearning – Using Technology To Facilitate Student Engagement – February 23, 2018
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Using Technology to Facilitate Student Engagement

This one day intensive workshop is designed to help colleagues who are interested in eLearning but have limited experience to start integrating technologies in teaching. This workshop introduces and demonstrates how faculty members can take advantage of technological tools in various ways to promote student engagement using various modes of eLearning delivery. You will have opportunities for hands-on work and to try out various eLearning tools, including some clever ones in Moodle you may not know exist! Faculty or staff who need to plan or build elearning elements or courses will find this useful. No prior experience required! Please kindly note that  lunch is NOT provided for this workshop.

All boot camps are from 10AM – 3PM

Please visit the following site to register:  REGISTRATION

The Writing Circle – February 23, 2018
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Writing Circle offers dedicated, on-going writing opportunities for the purpose of making progress on a writing project, preferably but not limited to being focused on teaching and learning in higher education. It is structured to enable writing and reflection about your writing and offers the opportunity for feedback among peers. It takes place one Friday per month, alternating between morning and afternoon.

Friday, February 23, 2018 from 12pm-4pm in Room DB 1014

To view dates and register for the February session, please follow link: REGISTRATION

Mar
23
Fri
The Writing Circle – March 23, 2018
Mar 23 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

The Writing Circle offers dedicated, on-going writing opportunities for the purpose of making progress on a writing project, preferably but not limited to being focused on teaching and learning in higher education. It is structured to enable writing and reflection about your writing and offers the opportunity for feedback among peers. It takes place one Friday per month, alternating between morning and afternoon.

Friday, March 23, 2018 from 9:30am-1:30pm in Room DB 1014

To view dates and register for the March session, please follow link: REGISTRATION

Apr
5
Thu
Integrating EE into Your Course – Thursday, April 5, 2018
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

*This session was formerly titled Experiential Education Bootcamp

The EE workshops are designed to support faculty who wish to incorporate Experiential Education into their teaching, either in the classroom or in the community. Integrating Experiential Education into Your Course combines the content of Introduction to Experiential Education and Experiential Education: Reflection and Assessment.

In the first half of the workshop, we will define EE and its three foci in the context of York, discuss the theory informing EE, and consider the critical role of structured reflection in experiential education. In the second half, we will brainstorm ideas for reflective activities and consider how to evaluate experiential learning. The workshop will be delivered via presentations, videos and hands-on activities designed to help participants develop an EE course or course activity that includes reflective learning and its assessment, for both in-class and community focused EE.  All sessions run from 10AM to 3PM.  

Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018

Please visit the following link to register:  REGISTRATION
Apr
16
Mon
ISW – Instructional Skills Workshop (3 Day Workshop) – April 16, 18 & 20, 2018
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

INSTRUCTIONAL SKILLS WORKSHOP (ISW)

The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) is a Canadian, grassroots, certificate program. During this intensive three-day workshop (24 hours in total), participants will work collaboratively in a small group setting (e.g. 1 Facilitator: 5 Participants) to further develop their teaching effectiveness as well as receiving feedback on new teaching strategies and techniques. Participants will design and conduct three “mini-lessons” and receive reflective verbal, written and video feedback from the other participants who have been learners in the mini-lessons. Using an intensive experiential learning approach, participants are provided with information on the theory and practice of teaching adult learners, the selection and writing of useful learning objectives with accompanying lesson plans, techniques for eliciting learner participation, and suggestions for evaluation of learning.

The workshop encourages reflection and examination of one’s teaching practices with feedback focused on the learning process rather than on the specific content of the lesson. The ISW engenders participatory learning and the building of community that can transfer back into the classroom and the institution. Because this is a peer-based workshop, your success (and the success of others in your group) is entirely dependent upon your commitment to the process. It is imperative that you commit to the 3 days in their entirety.

ISWs are available for faculty (full-time and contract only) and Staff.

April 16, 18 & 20, 2017
Time:
 9am to 5:30pm
Location: Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building  DB 1014

Please visit the following link to register:  REGISTRATION

Apr
27
Fri
The Writing Circle – April 27, 2018
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Writing Circle offers dedicated, on-going writing opportunities for the purpose of making progress on a writing project, preferably but not limited to being focused on teaching and learning in higher education. It is structured to enable writing and reflection about your writing and offers the opportunity for feedback among peers. It takes place one Friday per month, alternating between morning and afternoon.

Friday, April 27, 2018 from 12pm-4pm in Room DB 1014

To view dates and register for the April session, please follow link: REGISTRATION

May
25
Fri
The Writing Circle – May 25, 2018
May 25 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

The Writing Circle offers dedicated, on-going writing opportunities for the purpose of making progress on a writing project, preferably but not limited to being focused on teaching and learning in higher education. It is structured to enable writing and reflection about your writing and offers the opportunity for feedback among peers. It takes place one Friday per month, alternating between morning and afternoon.

Friday, May 25, 2018 from 9:30am-1:30pm in Room DB 1014

To view dates and register for the May session, please follow link:  REGISTRATION

Jun
22
Fri
The Writing Circle – June 22, 2018
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Writing Circle offers dedicated, on-going writing opportunities for the purpose of making progress on a writing project, preferably but not limited to being focused on teaching and learning in higher education. It is structured to enable writing and reflection about your writing and offers the opportunity for feedback among peers. It takes place one Friday per month, alternating between morning and afternoon.

Friday, June 22, 2018 from 12pm-4pm in Room DB 1014

To view dates and register for the June session, please follow link:  REGISTRATION